OC monument work

Larry Ruddell, an employee with Macon Masonry of Rouseville, works on re-pointing a section of the Soldiers and Sailors monument in the middle of the Central Avenue plaza in Oil City on Thursday. Scaffolding was put up Thursday, then Macon workers started to remove the caulking and disintegrating mortar, which will then be replaced. Work on the 80-foot-tall monument is expected to be completed for the Nov. 11 Veterans Day observance. (By Richard Sayer)